It can happen in a blink. One second can be all the difference in a fall from a scaffold and a trip to the hospital. That one second where your worker was distracted by children playing near active power tools could have been avoided; his broken legs and months of being out of work didn’t need to happen. Why? Because employing and actively enforcing safety standards really does protect everyone-standards where those children would have never been there in the first place.
There have to be safety standards. Studies have shown that adhering and implementing the changes of such standards can prevent many deaths and injuries. In the case of falling, guardrails, fall arrest systems, safety nets, covers, and restraint systems have saved thousands of lives!
Sometimes avoiding an accident is as simple as using the right ladder for the job. And other times human error sabotages having all the safety standards in the world. It is important when running a job site that this be a place of work, not a death trap. From scaffolding, to trenches, to electrical, the work done with these must be overseen by a General Contractor that has his crew’s safety first on his agenda.
No renovation or remodel is without its job site hazards. The important thing is to be on the watch for them. If you have a General who is situationally aware, alert, and pro-active in enforcing code, you’ve got the equivalent to a guardian angel on the job.
Having a safe job site should never be sacrificed for a budget or a deadline. General contractors understand this, but their clients need to as well. Nothing is worth that kind of compromise. To learn more, talk with us at Fulmin Lamb Construction about how we can help you run your renovation project safely and successfully.